Patianna Organic Vineyards

Patti Fetzer Burke is producing wine from her Patianna Organic Vineyard, a 126-acre property nestled alongside the Russian River in Mendocino County. Patianna’s inspiration comes from the tenets of biodynamic farming and the traditions of the Fetzer family; exceptional quality in wine is achieved because the land, the farmer and the winemaker operate in harmony. The flavor, structure and texture of Patianna’s wines reflect progressive farming techniques, practices based on a broad knowledge of and deep respect for the cycles of nature.Patianna approaches winegrowing through lessons learned from Patti’s father, Barney Fetzer, who often said, “Many footprints in the vineyard show that the vines are wellcared for.” At Patianna Organic Vineyards, the footprints belong to Patti, consulting winemaker Mike Lee, vineyard foreman Horacio Ortega and his field crew, abundant indigenous wildlife – and flocks of resident chickens patrolling for insect pests. Keen observation guides grape growing at Patianna, and farming constantly adjusts to the conditions of the vines, soil and seasons.Patianna’s inaugural release was a 2003 estate grown Sauvignon Blanc. Drawing on her vast experience and love of the business, Patti Fetzer Burke designed her label and package.


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